August 10, 2018

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I was sorry to see my pal Keith Newnham head home to Australia, but he'll be back! The first weekend started with a trip to "Three-Fingered Jack" for Angela's intro to mountain flying.  The conditions couldn't have been better, because the turbulence was right where it should have been, indicating that she needed to do a steep turn away from the turbulent downwind area and get out of it.

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July 27, 2018

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Angela Keeling is doing great with our little "rust removal" program, and she graciously took a few days off from flying to make room for pilot Sam Doolittle, who came from Petaluma, California for his Tailwheel Endorsement.

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June 15, 2018

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...Hats off to Sam Monte and Walt Lasecki for their fine efforts. Sam is the new Tailwheel instructor at Sisters in the 120 Cessna on which I worked with Wade Holmes, its previous owner, for his private license.

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June 1, 2018

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N2184V is gone.  The Cessna 140 that I used for so long is being replaced by the other Cessna 140 which I flew back to Tailwheel Town from Denver.  It and the now-flying PA12 Super Cruiser will handle all the flight training.  I'll keep everyone posted when the new 140 is finished.

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May 13, 2018

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I think it was my senior year in High School. My friends and I had become consumed with rock climbing. I would often spend weekends either at Yosemite or more often at Tahquitz. I'd come home on Sunday evening filled with climbing stories and my mother was often all ears. I wish that I'd only had the maturity to share our stories by listening more to hers.

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May 4, 2018

The first part of last week showed my return in the PA12 from a fun flight over to Idaho and the fun fly-in at Marty and David Kimberling's little field and venison barbecue as featured in the last newsletter.

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April 22, 2018

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Hatz biplane builder Steve Lone came out for a little "tweak-up" on tailwheel flying. We had a good time shaking the rust off this very experienced pilot who just needed to get current.

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